Daily Devotional
What are we to do today?

“And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings…”

Daniel 2:21a


Ponder This

What does the Word of God have to say about government? It teaches that God has ordained human government. The prophet Daniel said, “He is the one who removes kings. God is the one who sets up kings.” And Romans13 teaches that the powers that be are ordained of God.

What about wicked governments? Did God set them up? It may surprise you to learn, yes, He did. That does not mean they are God’s will. God would much rather have righteousness. But by and large people get the kind of government they deserve. The nation Israel in the Old Testament is both a pattern and a warning. God gave them the leaders they deserved. Wicked leaders are God’s reward for a wicked people.

Practice This

What are we to do as a church? What is my responsibility so far as government is concerned? First, we are to pray for our government. We need to pray for leaders even if they’re wrong: “For this is good and acceptable and right in the sight of God our Savior.” I call upon you to confess your sins personally and our sins nationally. And I call upon you to pray for America as Daniel prayed for his people—in the power of the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s prayer time in America.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

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Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

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Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.